How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 Nov 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli is trying to disentangle the causes of this paradox.

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Not a drop to drink

19 Oct 2015

A major research collaboration is looking at how small towns in the hills of India and Nepal are coping with increasing demand for water: who wins and who loses when resources get scarce?

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Education that adds up

16 Oct 2015

We are in the midst of a “global learning crisis” according to UNESCO, with too many children worldwide learning little or nothing at school. A new research programme focusing on India and Pakistan aims to understand what needs to be done to ensure that education adds up.

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Faculty of Education Building

Lessons from learning studies

01 Nov 2010

Two research programmes in the Faculty of Education are bringing new insight to the impact and implementation of education in developing countries.

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Chars dwellers building plinths as part of the cash-for-work scheme

Out of poverty

01 Nov 2010

Cambridge researchers are contributing to projects in Bangladesh that aim to lift 1 million people out of poverty by 2015.

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